Jul 8, 2013
WonderWorks: Bubble Science
Wonderworks: Bubble Science
--a clear plastic tub and a smaller cup
--small paper cups
Pop! : a book about bubbles / Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker
What we did:
--discussed how the small container (see top image in this post) contained air, then pushed it, open-side-down, into the tub of water and slowly tipped it to the side to watch the air escape. We also discussed how the bubbles that floated up were round(ish).
--blew bubbles in water with straws
--Try out your bubble solution before class. The jug of bubbles I'd provided was weak and the pipe cleaner wands were difficult to use no matter what shape they were because of that.
--Ask the adults to hold the bottles of colored bubble solutions to avoid (most) spills.
Variations to try:
--If you have no dairy allergies in the class, it would be fun to compare blowing bubbles in water vs. blowing bubbles in milk.
--try giant bubbles with hula hoops and a wading pool!
--try catching bubbles with bare hands, soapy hands, or hands wearing gloves. Which works best? Why?
Other books that tie in well:
Bubbles float, bubbles pop / Weakland, Mark Bubble trouble / Mahy, Margaret